An ornithologist battles a family of bird poachers in the Florida Everglades.
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Did You Know?
In his autobiography, written fifty years after this film was made, Peter Falk claimed that he and Christopher Plummer were the only professional actors in the film. This was untrue, but there are certainly several people in prominent roles who were not primarily thought of as actors, including the stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, the pugilist Tony Galento, the writer Mackinlay Kantor and the circus clown Emmett Kelly. It was also the first acting role for leading lady Chana Eden. See more
The hat is not upside down. It has sunk so that only the crown is above water, forcing Cottonmouth to reach underwater to grasp the brim. See more
[calling to the circling buzzards
Come and get me! Swamp-born, swamp-fattened!
Empty Pocket Blues
Written by Budd Schulberg See more